Right now I'm in a "why bother?" frame of mind as far as THIS blog is concerned. But I'll be back... longer, harder, bigger, etc., (too much?) soon. I got a SHORT ride in today at the Dubya-Oh. Just enough to get some knobs on dirt. Trails are scary dry, and the first layer of leaves is upon them. The trails were so hard that road tires probably would have been a better choice (not that I'm complaining!).
I did get to use the Salsa Ti El Mariachi with it's new and improved, transferred from my Dos Niner "race bike" drive train, so that was sweet! XTR crank, Hope ceramic BB, Sram X.O rear derailleur, XTR front derailleur, etc., Aging Sport Vet skilled riders with expanding lycra waist lines should NOT be allowed to ride this bike. Seriously, there should be some sort of Bike Gestapo that pops out of the woods in long leather trench coats, takes my bike and makes me ride a Trek 3500. I will say I'm still not crazy about the Stan's 355/Hope rims. I think they might be a little to light for my growing ass, because there is some noticeable flex from them. And I NEVER notice that bike geek shit like that, so there MUST be something going on. I should have stuck with the Arch.
I have been busy on some XXC Magazine (yep, it still exists) Blog stuff (it's not always about me you know!) Check it out HERE and also HERE.
Lastly, and my fave part of this post.... I have JUST noticed that Blogger has thrown up some stats that allows me to see who isn't and would never read this blog. My fave part is the search words. Check it out-
Soiled Chamois (The blog, or the actually nasty chamois? I don't want to know!)
The Soiled Chamois (For you proper types)
Redneck Font (Rednecks don't know from fonts. They're just letters, that make up word for those ritzy people that read and shit)
Salsa Big Mama (She was cushy, she felt good, but she was big. Should have kept her, 'cause now I'M the fat one. And she did ride NICE!)
Sauerkraut Hot Dog (Never really eat them, but whatever)
Homemade Chamois Cream (That was a good post I lifted from CyclingNews.com and Keith Bontrager)
Hot Dog With Sauerkraut (For those of you who like your cabbage on the bottom of your wiener.)
Spanked (As in bonk? As in monkey? Again, I don't want to know!)
Catheter Bag (Hmmmmmm)
Daisy Duke (If you could get past the fact that she wore pantyhose under jean shorts I guess she was hot, but I think search is picking up the time I used that phrase to describe myself (or Rick) in Daisy Dukes. That is in NO WAY hot.)